Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures

Prospective Graduate Students

Application Requirements 

Candidates wishing to pursue the M.A. in Spanish or the M.H.S. must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with at least 38 semester hours of undergraduate Spanish above the freshman level (international students holding undergraduate degrees in an area other than language studies may submit their transcript for equivalency corroboration) 
  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination are required for all domestic applicants. International students must have acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 

Applicants lacking course requirements need to make up deficiencies before admission to the graduate program.

 

Application Deadline

The application deadline is February 15 for Fall Semester entry. Visa processing for international applicants requires several months.

Please visit the AU Graduate School website to fill out an online application for admission.


Program Requirements 

Master of Arts in Spanish (M.A.)

  • requires at least 30 semester hours including 4 thesis credit hours
  • successful completion of comprehensive examinations
  • a reading knowledge of one other foreign language (this knowledge may be demonstrated by examination or by completion of the first-year sequence (or the equivalent) of a foreign language with a grade of B or better)
     

Master of Hispanic Studies (M.H.S.)

  • requires at least 36 semester hours with no thesis
  • successful completion of comprehensive examinations
  • a reading knowledge of one other foreign language (this knowledge may be demonstrated by examination or by completion of the first-year sequence (or the equivalent) of a foreign language with a grade of B or better)

Candidates for the M.H.S. must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours in their major. A concentration consisting of 6 semester hours of graduate-level courses in a related field or fields may be earned as part of the M.H.S. degree offered by the department.


Graduate Funding 

Graduate Teaching Assistants 

Qualified candidates may apply for a teaching assistantship in Spanish. In addition to a waiver of tuition, teaching assistants receive a stipend. During his or her first year in the graduate program, the student receives extensive training as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, while taking a minimum of 18 semester credits in graduate courses. During the second year, the student normally teaches three four-credit elementary Spanish courses, while taking a minimum of 4 courses. Though a Summer teaching assignment is not guaranteed, GTAs may be granted summer teaching according to what departmental needs, budget, and enrollment will allow.

Teaching assistants work closely with the Coordinator of the First-Year Language sequence. The academic year begins with a two day orientation workshop where graduate teaching assistants have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the textbooks and instructional methodologies incorporated in the Elementary Spanish classroom at Auburn.

 

 

Last Updated: November 07, 2019